Pyramid Brewing Releases 30th Anniversary of Snow Cap Winter Warmer Ale

Pyramid Brewing's winter seasonal Snow Cap Winter Warmer Ale. (image courtesy of Pyramid Brewing)
Pyramid Brewing’s winter seasonal Snow Cap Winter Warmer Ale. (image courtesy of Pyramid Brewing)

UPDATE:
Pyramid Brewing is celebrating its 30th year of Snow Cap, and with that the brewery is giving away 30 flight vouchers with Alaska Airlines! You can plan a holiday get away, or go visit friends and family. All you have to do to enter is text “SNOWCAP30” to 55678. Winners will be drawn weekly through December!

Now in its 30th year, Snow Cap Winter Warmer Ale returns from Pyramid Brewing. One of the mainstays in winter ales is Snow Cap and to celebrate its 30th year, Pyramid Brewing is also releasing two special varieties, Super Snow Cap and the limited Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap.

“Over the last 30 years Snow Cap has become an annual tradition in the Pacific Northwest as the perfect cold weather companion,” said General Manager Robert Rentsch in a statement. “I am proud of our legacy and incredibly excited to share this 30th anniversary collection. This is a festive time of year that deserves a distinctive family of brews like Snow Cap to accompany the merriment.”

Snow Cap is modeled after a British winter ale that offers a deep mahogany appearance. Its robust malt character provides a full body that is pleasantly supported by an ample amount of hops.

“Snow Cap is kettle-hopped with the three Pacific Northwest varieties Nugget, Willamette, and East Kent Goldings,” said Head Brewer Ryan Pappe in a statement. “Beer enthusiasts will love the delicate taste of malt notes infused into the brew with a blend of pale, caramel and chocolate malts.”

Snow Cap Stats:
Malts: 2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate
Hops: Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings
OG: 17.3°
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 47
Available: October – January

Super Snow Cap is part of Pyramid’s Brewer’s Reserve and incorporates the much-loved roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts of Snow Cap with generous hops to produce a rich, bold cold weather brew. With its gorgeous color, this ale is full of malt sweetness and robust flavors and aromas that create notes of dark fruits, nuts and spice with a sweet finish. Super Snow Cap is available in a limited number of 22-ounce bombers.

Super Snow Cap Stats:
Malts: 2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80, Dark Chocolate
Hops: Nugget, Willamette
Dry Hops: East Kent Goldings
OG: 21.0°
ABV: 8.7%
IBU: 35
Available: November – January

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap will intrigue beer and bourbon lovers alike with its thoughtfully curated blend of Super Snow Cap and last year’s Snow Cap aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels. The result is a lush, warming and flavorful holiday brew to be sold in 22-ounce bottles with premium packaging perfect for gift giving.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snow Cap Stats:
Malts: 2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80, Dark Chocolate
Hops: Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings
Dry Hops: East Kent Goldings
OG: 21.0°
ABV: 10%
IBU: 35
Available: November – February

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On Saturday, November 12th, Pyramid Brewing in Seattle, Washington will host its annual Snow Cap Party that will celebrate the beer’s 30th anniversary. Festivities kick off underneath the Snow Cap Tent at 8:00pm that benefit Northwest Avalanche Center. Get snowed-in with live performances by Robert Delong and The Colourist, as well as winter wonderland experiences before and during the show. Tickets will be available at the door, or buy in advance for $28.

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